BADEN BADEN & THE BLACK FOREST PRIVATE TOUR FROM STRASBOURG
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Discover Famous Baden Baden
Baden, a spa town, is located on the western foothills of the Black
Forest, on the banks of the Oos River, in the region of Karlsruhe.
During the 19th century, the town rose to become a meeting place for
celebrities attracted by the hot springs, as well the luxury hotels, the
horse races and the gardens of the Lichtentaler Allee.
This morning, depart from Strasbourg and discover this fascinating
town that still retains some of the most well preserved architectural
delights dating from the “Belle Epoque” period. Follow your guide on a
walking tour in the city and enjoy some free time for personal discovery
In the afternoon, depending on your preferences, you could either
follow the famous Badische wine route or why not head towards the Black
Forest and follow the “Hochstrasse” to admire some of the most
breathtaking landscapes of the region.
Afternoon Option 1 - The Black Forest & the Schwartzwald Hochstrasse
Black Forest is a wooded mountain range bordered by the Rhine valley to
the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation
of 1,493 meters (4,898 feet). The name Black Forest comes from the
general dark color of the numerous pine trees that grow in this region.
Black Forest gateau and cuckoo clocks originate from this region.The
Black Forest Route (Schwartzwald Hochstrasse) is the oldest, and one of
the best known, themed drives in Germany. A long time ago this road was
used to transport logs. Today, it is one of the most popular routes for
tourists because of the beauty of its scenery, landscape, traditional
villages and the breathtaking views of the mountains.
Afternoon Option 2 - The Badische Winestrasse
Baden wine route stretches for 160 kilometers along the western edge of
the Black Forest, from Baden-Baden in the north to Weil am Rhein in the
south, and in an additional loop around the areas of Kaiserstuhl and
Tuniberg.The vineyard covers 15,500 hectares making it the 3rd largest
in Germany. In Baden, red and white wines of great repute flourish. The
Blaue Spätburgunder dominates in the category of red wines, while in the
category of white wines it is the Müller-Thurgau. With regard to the
other varieties, each winegrower typically specialises in the regional
wine: the Riesling is mostly at home in Ortenau, the Markgräflerland is
the land of Gutedel and Burgunder-wines like the Ruländer (Pinot gris)
and Weißburgunder (Pinot blanc) are mainly cultivated in Breisgau,
Kaiserstuhl or Tuniberg.
After the tour, return to Strasbourg. Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.